On the latest 12th Man Rising podcast, Todd Vandenberg and Lee Vowell discuss which free agents the Seahawks should try to re-sign this offseason. But wait! There is more. The guys want to entertain (or bore) with conversations about the world outside Seahawks-land, such as the Australian Open, and the Oscars.
But before you listen to the soothing sounds of our voices (they are soothing if you play the show in very slow-mo), let’s talk about which Seattle players are free agents this year. The most important one, of course, is likely Geno Smith. What general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll decide to do with the quarterback is clearly going to affect what they do with the rest of the offseason.
If Smith isn’t re-signed or franchise-tagged, that means Seattle almost certainly has to choose a quarterback high in the 2023 NFL draft. If this happens, other positions of need (edge rusher, defensive tackle) will be set aside and maybe the team overall isn’t as good.
Seahawks podcast: Which free agents to try to re-sign
Besides Smith, the Seahawks have to decide if they want to try to bring back oft-injured but potentially explosive running back Rashaad Penny, as well as defensive tackle Poona Ford, safety Ryan Neal, and center Austin Blythe, among others. Ford may be too expensive and not productive enough, Neal might be too good to keep and Seattle might need to draft a center. But it is always a guess at what Schneider and Carroll will do.
There is plenty of great discussion throughout the show about other things, too. Mad at the Seahawks? Or maybe the Oscars nominations ticked you off. You can always download the podcast for multiple listens as well (not sure why you would do that to yourself, however).
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